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  • Label: M & O Music
  • Release: 22 Apr, 2016
  • Catalog No: M & O MUSIC 090

Mesmerise

The band’s first full-length album including the single “Xibalba” – releases April 2016 © M&O Music. Its creation was as natural and organic as the relationship of its musicians, as it came about as a necessity to leave a “mark” musically and artistically in a form that was not ethereal and fleeting as music normally is in the moment it is played. MESMERISE shows the eclectic musical choices made by Smoke the Bees all the while keeping an overall artistic and musical cohesiveness that gives a very distinct and pleasurable sound to the listener.

Tracklist:

  • Xibalba

    • Lyrics

      When you see something dreadful
      Look at the monster in the eyes
      Stand up get close go ask him
      What can you teach me now boy
      We are words within the air
      A hero twins’ salvation

      When you feel like dying and melting
      Keep cool lo and behold
      If you feel like explosions in your mind
      Don’t give up the ghost of Xibalba

      Are you the orchestra leader
      That screeches the violins
      Forget about the oboes
      The demons are always hiding
      In the eyes of the unknown
      A universal riddle

      When you feel like dying and melting
      Keep cool lo and behold
      If you feel like explosions in your mind
      Don’t give up the ghost of Xibalba

      When you face something dreadful
      Look at the monster in the eyes
      Stand up get close go ask him
      Are you the orchestra leader
      That screeches the violins
      Forget about the oboes

      When you feel like dying and melting
      Keep cool lo and behold
      If you feel like explosions in your mind
      Don’t give up the ghost of Xibalba

  • Shipwreck

    • Lyrics

      Christmas Eve you sail your boat, here comes the storm
      Shipwreck sunk right off the coast, grievance comes

      Four men died and wives have left with daughters’ awe
      Five men dove to rescue them, they drowned as well

      We’re not an island for the
      Heroes, echoes back dawn to dusk

      Charismatic Tróndur said “let’s build a pool”
      So everyone can learn to swim, misfortune’s gone

      We’re not an island for the
      Heroes, echoes back dawn to dusk
      Now every Friday morning
      Swim jam, keep calm, shipwreck no more

      [“The Tempest” spoken]

  • Caronte

    • Lyrics

      Greeks said that a ballerina
      Divided the sky from the Earth
      To get a soil where to dance
      Prometheus made the man,
      Persephone his woman
      Strong characters so diverse

      Greeks said that men always put a coin
      Within the dead men’s mouth to pay
      Charon’s obol for him to carry
      Their souls together to the world of the dead

      If the Hades there is my grandma
      And my old friends I am sure it’s a better place
      With all its animals, saints, and heroes
      Is a place crowded with beautiful things

      How about those saints and heroes
      All the grandmas and friends return
      One day down to tie up their loose ends
      Then drive back home

      Sun, and moon and galaxy far dwell
      On a plane of immanence while
      We are waiting for Charon’s boat
      To take us up there

  • (FFF)

  • Goldfinch

    • Lyrics

      Came back happy with worms in my beak
      My kids have gone, who’s taken them away

      Tweeting shaking no hints by the trees
      Till the goldfinch came to help me out

      Friend of mine listen up
      Have you seen my dear ones
      Friend of mine please speak up
      Tell me please where they’ve gone

      I’m not quite sure, try the farmer’s house

      Found them trapped in a cage
      Tried to break the bars, in vain
      Gazed at them for long time, hope
      Sorrow in my heart, deep
      Fed them one by one, sweet
      With a poisonous herb
      My gift for them, death
      Which is better than the loss of freedom

  • The great journey

    • Lyrics

      I am here to announce a journey,
      The great journey
      I am here, waving on my new wings
      Made of wax

      Mom of mine, my motherland
      Where shall I go
      Dad of mine, with all your values
      Drive me through

  • Chinese war

    • Lyrics

      The sergeants have gone up to the mountains
      The dust, then the fire then the smoke
      I watch TV talks while I’m crying
      The truth is just a blind leap of faith

      Who killed, it wasn’t me
      The war is peace, this is my democracy

      I know how to scream and keep quiet
      The violence, the meadows of pain
      The sky will be my timeless homeland
      Each night brings new stars to the void

      Who killed, it wasn’t me
      The war is peace, this is my democracy

  • Vanilla

    • Lyrics

      Sweet vagina flower
      Black bees nightmare loose distress
      Last gold day before decay
      As thou wilt disintegrates

      Esoteric bouquet
      Soft blend delicate and pure
      Native speaking Zapotec
      Moved down south Madagascar

      If you can drop me then pretend
      I have felt always pain

      You ate me up for breakfast
      Cheering waving salivating
      Buried in your black hole soul
      Put me down please put me home

      Morning shreds of night bias
      Pansy white horns windowpane
      Daffodils roses and pink
      Mistress sleeps in wings of fire

      If you can drop me then pretend
      I have been always mesmerised

      Sweet vanilla spring has come
      Cinderella bring me home
      Like you’ve always done so far

      If you can drop me then pretend
      I have been always mesmerised
      If you can chop me every night
      Like a lamb craving to survive

  • Venus+Mars

    • Lyrics

      A manly system, Mars is its name
      Domination money and fear
      A female system, call it Venus
      Sex, seduction, and seldom art

      Maupassant thought there was nothing else
      He drove himself completely mad
      Feeling of denial and resentment
      Just like a horse crashes to the soil

      If living is evil, how can you live well
      Sustained indecision, and lack of joy
      Rapturous instant what else can you dream of
      An absolute bold separation

      [Venus and Mars, and their kingdom
      A merciful flower, ready to blossom
      Trust and acceptance, feeling cherished,
      Love and anger, happiness and grief,
      Faith and sorrow, gratitude and fear
      Kiss and play, fondly stray]

      You looked at your face severe in the mirror
      Silvery nights, vermillion days
      Morning of May, the wind drops hesitant
      With light shrinking silent, where’s your inner grace
      Die out

      Everlasting words lost in a daydream
      Ballets of Venus and Mars and their kingdom
      A merciful flower, the bees muster solace

  • Prophet

    • Lyrics

      Of the man in you I’d speak
      Not the pigmy in the mist
      Tomorrow’s today's dream
      That’s what they said

      From rivers you shall sing
      No poisons for the king
      Unveil death’s mystery
      When the wolfs howl

      You’ll see him smiling in flowers,
      Even when his hands hew the stone
      And the wind and the sun will tear no holes
      Waving hands in trees

      This for my god, this for myself
      This for my soul, for me to live

      Of the man in you I’d speak
      Not the pigmy in the mist
      Tomorrow’s today's dream
      If you believe in it

      You’ll see him smiling in flowers,
      Even when his hands hew the stone
      And the wind and the sun will tear no holes
      Raising hands in trees

      For life and death are only one
      Just like the sea and the river

  • Doppelgänger

    • Lyrics

      Claustrophobia maybe madness
      Restless torture my unrest
      Through the bushes, after gloaming
      Scratched myself with fingernails

      ‘Cause I am not the one you thought
      Floating birds in rose cloud storms

      What does it mean your hallelujah
      A doppelgänger’s schizophrenia

      Neighing horses distant echoes
      Shadow play across the fields
      Sweet distraction from my coma
      Praying gods in secret pain

      ‘Cause I am not the one you thought
      Cold moon falls and dewdrops form

      How can you shout your hallelujah
      A doppelgänger’s schizophrenia

      Searching something finding nothing
      Golden slumbers Mr Lenz
      You told stories writing poems
      As a symptom of despair

      So I live on, I don’t belong
      To the world you’ve made adverse

  • No more heroes

    • Lyrics

      Noted by some flicking fleeting point of view
      Athletes, music fools, and stars and wannabes on silver screens
      Flashy covers of some glossy trivial magazines
      Worship empty icons talking about their dumb tales

      Fitter happier more productive hope or hype
      Vicious propaganda do you want to eat some pork and beans
      No more heroes, no more fussy got to be sincere
      What would you be able to do for a spotlight

      Help me leave this plastic world
      Man please try to help me
      Please don’t sell your soul
      Where egos grow heroes fall

      Simon Bolivar, King David, Tesla, Ho Chi Minh
      Shall the greatest become gross and lousy public enemies
      Heroes of delusion and their showbiz substitutes
      Please come touch my heart I don’t want to go astray

      Help me leave this plastic world
      Man please try to help me
      Please don’t sell your soul
      Where egos grow heroes fall
      Help me leave this pigeonhole
      Man please try to help me
      Please don’t sell yourself
      Where ravens grow black swans fell

      What can you see inside of me, emotionally
      You don’t have to speak, sit next to me, emotionally

      I can’t live in this world, I need another world